Liberal Lie #666: The Secular State

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
The Trumpet Voice of Freedom: Patrick Henry of Virginia, p. iii.

Separation of Church & State – a brazen perversion of our founder’s intent made increasingly popular by progressives during the 1970’s – was never intended to exclude God from our Government or public schools. It was meant to ensure religious freedom: an open and constructive inclusion of biblical teachings without the historical transgression of religious hostilities so prevalent in the Dark or Middle Ages. Whether secularists like it or not, or no matter how much they object or protest, Judeo-Christian values serve as the ideological pillars of a sovereign nation built upon individual liberty, personal accountability and limited government. If you read the writings of our most influential forefathers…Madison, Jefferson, Adams, and Washington…the manifestation of God is thoroughly entrenched, directly or indirectly, in the conception of our republic, cultural norms and everyday laws.

These wise and learned men warned us numerous times about the dire consequences of abandoning our faith and fundamental belief in self-rule. Society today is case-in-point; a political minefield of decadence and division in which we’ve become obsessed with vice and discontent rather than contributing to a productive, virtuous and vibrant future acutely aware of the triggers of tyranny and injustice. While it is true ethics or moral judgement do not require any religious affiliation, both are largely synonymous with Christian doctrine. Except in addition to the ethical austerity of the Ten Commandments – do not kill, steal, commit adultery or bare false witness – the human condition of compassion and forgiveness so prevalent in the New Testament are equally intertwined into the moral fabric of our national conscience: i.e., charity, kindness, empathy, and temperance.

Our founders acknowledgment of “God” in our public institutions, a higher power which they unanimously believed created life and was the genesis of their natural born rights, in no way forced citizens to be Christian, Jewish, or to even believe in God. Apropos, America has never designated a national religion or forced subjugation an ideology of any kind. Their assertion simply recognized the perceived divinity of sentient salvation, enlightenment and atonement through the unique faculties of mankind, while allowing citizens to retain the choice to believe what they wanted without fear of persecution.

If you truly want to erect a completely secular country, you better start by tearing down nearly every facet of American society because for millennia Judeo-Christianity has helped Western Civilization define the family paradigm, individual rights, due process, civic duty, and democracy. All are undeniably symbiotic and invaluable to our revered way of life. Lest we forget, it was Christian activists invoking the universal affirmation of the Declaration of Independence and the supremacy of the Constitution of the United States, not the misguided practices of any era, who spearheaded the movements to end the lingering injustices of human bondage, suffrage and abortion. Striving for the betterment of any culture, instilling the virtuous necessities of respect, decency and humility in our children, becomes virtually unattainable when violence, substance abuse, profanity and promiscuity are far more recognizable in modern media than those “antiquated” Christian beliefs incessantly mocked by political detractors.

The real hypocrisy surrounding God and the role of limited government is that cultural terrorists want to instill their own religion…progressivism…rather than recognize the intrinsic and rightful place of God at the American table of liberty and justice. Because socialism and collectivism are the historical enemies of American idealism, individuality and prosperity, statists incessantly plot to discredit our values and disregard the Constitution in favor of imposing their own political beliefs; i.e., those activist judges ignoring the explicit Executive authority to issue travel bans, deport illegal aliens or defund the criminal premise of sanctuary cities. Attacking free speech, burning the flag, labeling conservatism as fascism, legalizing polygamy and kneeling during the national anthem are hardly random coincidences. They are malicious acts specifically designed to eradicate our respect for America and any sense of obligation to a higher calling.

The problem with secular leftists, the unrivaled source and/or support of militant radicalism today, is they cannot stand being questioned over the merits of their convictions or held accountable for their actions; which, of course, predominantly emanates from espousing an intolerant, anti-American, and counter-intuitive agenda. Progressives hate recognizing any higher power or moral authority for it undermines their ability to indoctrinate the masses and ensure political supremacy. Truly, there is no greater force than faith – love of God, country and family – guided by unwavering principles centuries of men and women fought and died to protect. The fact conservatism is clearly most synonymous with our constitutional ideals, our rise to the forefront of Western Civilization, is the very reason why the liberal media and the Democratic Party resort to such vicious and shameless propaganda: they must tirelessly conspire and cajole to eradicate common sense, the immutable influence of God, in order to achieve their objectives.

It is no coincidence that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton systematically inflamed cultural divides and incited hate among nearly every socioeconomic faction. Divide, distract, and conquer is the Marxist mantra of modern identity politics. America wasn’t forged with the duplicitous intent of winning a political game of charades while human decency, national security and industry crumbled in the proverbial distance beneath the oppressive hammer of Communism. It was America’s contract between man and God that a small band of idealists risked live and limb to erect a free, just, hard working and self-aware society.  Freedom of speech, religion, was never designed to shield us from our religious values; it was designed to protect our religious values and this nation’s founding charter from our government.

The subversive practice of exploiting social issues such as school prayer, gender conditioning, gay marriage, abortion, pornography and pedophilia via Separation of Church & State is little more than activists attempting to fit a square peg in a round hole in hopes of convincing an apathetic public the wheel really isn’t round. Unlike those unscrupulous politicians who have no conscience or regard for our intelligence, excuse us for not kneeling before a corrupt establishment that embraces propaganda over progress, entitlement over independence, and government over God. In other words, like our forefathers, I find strength in the grace and indelible wisdom of my creator – the limitless potential, fortitude, and moral compass of an American creed – over the inhumane ashes of any soulless, totalitarian state.

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”
–John Hancock, History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.

“Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God; and that those Principles of Liberty, are as unalterable as human Nature and our terrestrial, mundane System.”
–John Adams wrote this on June 28, 1813, excerpt from a letter to Thomas Jefferson.

 

 

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